Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande save pop in epic ‘Rain On Me’ music video
Written by laserteam on May 22, 2020
Forget about the earthly realm; In 2020, heaven is a place on Chromatica.
The otherworldly planet’s fierce and fearless leaders, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, have ventured into bop-worthy sonic territory on their new single “Rain On Me,” and the track’s new music video is an equally satisfying collaboration between titanic pop powerhouses.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez — who previously helmed Gaga’s films Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills — the video opens on a rain-swept cityscape where knives fall from the sky. The narrative follows Gaga and Grande as they dance their way to rejuvenation (clad in jaw-dropping futuristic outfits) through intense choreography.
The song playing overhead sees the pair revisiting public battles through trauma as they belt therapeutic lyrics about resilience and strength in a lyrical “celebration of all the tears,” as Gaga previously told Paper magazine of the duet.
Shortly after the song’s release Friday morning, Gaga and Grande exchanged emotional Twitter messages celebrating their mutual adoration: “Thank you for reminding me I’m strong, I’m super emotional and love you so very much, I cherish you @ArianaGrande and little monsters without you I don’t know how I would survive. I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive,” Gaga wrote, before Grande further elaborated on the pair’s electric attraction to one another.